London is an amazing city, but with so much to see it can be daunting to experience everything in one day. Instead of tackling those tricky Underground routes, we were given the opportunity to see London by boat, on a Thames Lunch Cruise with City Cruises UK.
Arriving at London Bridge Station, we made our way to Tower Millennium Pier, the departing point of our Cruise. Once on board, we found our seats and enjoyed a drink from the on-board bar. With panoramic windows around the boat, the views of London are spectacular from the moment you step on-board.
Not long after the boat had set off our lunch arrived-and we were in for a treat. The main course consisted of chicken in a mushroom sauce, dauphinoise potatoes and mixed vegetables. Whilst we ate, we sailed past many of the top London sights, including The London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Canary Wharf and many more.
Watching the famous sights go by as you tuck into a gourmet treat must be one of the most relaxing ways to experience London; you get to see everything without moving a muscle! For desert, we were served a delicious chocolate tart, followed by a complimentary cup of tea or coffee. The service on-board was amazing, all the staff are so friendly and attentive, meaning you don’t have to lift a finger.
After lunch, there is a chance to wonder round the boat. Be sure to take a camera; there is a fantastic open-air deck where you can take in London’s Sights, from the River Thames you really do get a unique perspective of London’s riverbank landmarks.
In total the cruise lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes, the perfect length of time to enjoy your meal and explore the boat. City Cruises offer a range of cruises, from afternoon tea to hop-on-hop-off, to a sunset Jazz Cruise. These well organized tours are a fantastic way to experience the City of London without any of the fuss, just make your way to the pier, hop on-board, and enjoy!
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